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Rumours (signings, sackings & other stuff)

Discussion in 'Wests Tigers' started by madunit, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. WA Tiger

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    That’s clever ..No he won’t..I think Mitchell will stick out for 2 years ....he’s been talking to Mundine
     
  2. Disillusioned Tiger

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    Why?
     
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    Hearing rumours we are asking for Isaako in exchange for Walters. Two thoughts come to mind:
    1. Goalkicking
    2. GOALKICKING (but in capitals)

    Walters was unlikely to see any first grade, and Isaako playing wing on his best days is just as good as Talau or Kepoa on theirs. Plus hes a fkn good goalkicker. Would give me huge confidence in winning those tight games.

    Literally see no downside
     
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  4. Disillusioned Tiger

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    I think we have tried for him before. I’m not sure he would want to come to us to play on the wing sibce he’s going to start at FB for the Broncos. FB’s are just like a London bus, none then 2 come at once.
     
  5. The Silverdale Phantom

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    More quality being sought.

    Harto has signature fever!
     
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  6. Tiger05

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    It'd be a great trade for us but I can't see many reasons for Brisbane to take the trade unless Issako is on a motza.
     
  7. Tiger Ted

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    Isaako at fullback & AD/Laurie as our halves

    Discarding Mbye & Brooks would immediately turn us into a contender for the top 4
     
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  8. Perth Tiger

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    Kevie wants to coach his son and Issako is probably behind Niu for fullback and Coates and Oats for wing, and they have already knock but a request for their young up and coming fullback Reece Walsh so it isn't an unreasonable swap.
     
  9. Vozzy

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    Too me Isaako would only be good for goal kicking I think he is a bit meh as a solid first grader. He went backwards fast. I think he has already hit his ceiling which is better than last year but no better then Talau or Nofo. This would definitely not make us top 4 no way. Actually he has been poor for a couple of years. He was crap when we beat the broncos 2 years ago at Suncorp. Like he would have to prove me wrong which if we got him I would like. But even if he came he should struggle to make our top 17. As bad as goal kicking has been I think we still need depth in the second row/lock more.
     
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  10. Tigerm

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    Gotta say, I don't know much about him, just looked at his profile for last year, kicked 16 goal at a 72.7% success?

    Though, they also say he is a goal machine? The numbers don't seem to stack though?
     
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    Agree. I don't rate him. If it was NFL & he was brought onto the field just to kick goals he might be worth it, but I don't see him adding any value in attack or esp defence.
     
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  12. Disillusioned Tiger

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    I assume this is all dependent on Macca leaving. Not sure why the Broncs want him now since Walters is injured for the first third of the season.
     
  13. super_coach

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    Apparently he is on pretty good coin at the donkeys and also he is keen to make the move. The donkeys want Kevi junior but don’t want to release Issako. Let’s hope something can be thrashed out
     
  14. BrotherJim05

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    Isaako seemed to have been touted as the next great Fullback but fell short of cementing his spot there. Kind of reminds me of Alex Johnston - great winger but just doesn't have what it takes to be a FB.

    If he did come over I reckon he'd snatch up the left wing spot and would cement himself there so long as his goalkicking stays above 80%

    *I think his stats are a bit skewed from last year -- his first year was like 90% but then had a really shit year....I could be wrong?
     
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  15. Old Time Tiger

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    All the talk ^about goal kicking has been an issue with the Tigers for a while now. Who will be the preferred goal kicker this year? Assume that the chosen 2 will be Doueihi and Mybe.

    Can we assume that:
    Of the 2, Doueihi will be 'guaranteed'a starting spot from Rd 2 and will therefore be the kicker?
    Laurie will be the fullback sooner rather than later,
    Mybe will therefore be the utility bench warmer?

    Can Laurie kick? Can Talau kick?
    Can anyone else kick?

    I can still see this as a big issue going forward.
     
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    Great physique for a modern winger/fullback. Unfortunately just not very good. Should go down to Bellamy. If he can make Brenko Lee look like a first grader there is hope for anyone.
     
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    I think Fitzgibbon is looking favourite fir a contract, he seems to be showing up everywhere.
     
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  18. Tigerm

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    I admit, I don't know anything about him. I posted earlier, that his GK isn't that great 73%?
     
  19. Tigerm

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    I don't think it's safe to assume anything just yet, still 3 to get?
     
  20. gordsy

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    If we don't learn how to close out tight games and get more points out of our halves it won't make much difference how well he kicks
     
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